Makeup Hacks & Tips For Oily Skin - These Are Life Changing!
Glistening, glowing, dewy, luminous—they’re all positive adjectives when it comes to skin, until they go just a little too far into the oily territory. While oily skin comes with some complexion benefits, the annoyances of keeping your makeup in place and ditching shine can definitely get nerve wrecking.
Here's a few hacks that will surely help you lessen that oily effect you have on your skin! -
Step 1: Prepping your skin.
What do you before applying your foundation is as important as choosing the right shade and formula of your foundation. Keep your skin hydrated. Yes, you heard it right. Hydrate your skin to balance out the oil so makeup applies better, opt for a moisturiser which is gel based as they tend to absorb into your skin faster than any moisturiser. My favourite moisturiser for oily skin is The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. Use an oil-free or mattifying primer, trust us it’s the key to keep your makeup in place for long.
Step 2: Choosing the right foundation formula
When shopping for makeup, look out for formulas that are mattifying and long wear. These are designed specifically to combat shine. Avoid cushion compacts and anything that says luminous. When it comes to using the right tools, use either a foundation brush (Stippling) or blending sponge. Just be careful with the application and avoid a cakey look. Tip : BLEND, BLEND AND BLEND!! You should blend it to an extent where it completely disappear! You can always add concealer to areas that need more coverage.
Step 3: Prepping your eyes:
Prepping your eyes is as important as prepping your skin before makeup. Prepping of skin depends on skin type but prepping the eyes is for everybody. Never put an eyeshadow directly on the eyelids as the eyelids tends to stick to oil areas making it look patchy. Always apply mattifying primer on the eyelids and creating a smooth base, this will make sure your eyeshadow blends beautifully and lasts long.
Step 4: Touching up:
OK, so you wouldn’t dare to leave the house without some back-up oil-control method. We get it. In that case, you can throw in a pack of blotting papers in your purse or a travel friendly blotting powder.
Step 5: Setting spray:
When layering powder over powder starts to get cakey, spritz a weightless finishing spray that controls oil, deflects shine, keeps skin looking matte, and helps makeup stay put!
We're sure you agree that these tips are simple and easily doable. :D